A 44-year-old man is in hospital after a 20-year-old man chopped him in the head on Saturday night.
According to reports, the two men were at a house on Unity Trace, Bon Air, Arouca at about 8.30 pm on Saturday when the 20-year-old had an argument with a woman who lived there.
The 44-year-old man tried to intervene but the 20-year-old became more enraged, telling the older man: “I going for my fire to kill you,” before leaving.
He returned ten minutes later with a cutlass and attacked the older man, chopping him on the left side of his head and both hands. The attacker then got into a car and drove off.
Police and emergency services were alerted and the victim was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, where he was treated.
Witnesses to the attack gave police a description of the 20-year-old. Police intercepted his vehicle about ten minutes later and arrested him.